COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- One hundred and twenty-four of the nations top prep players decended on Colorado Springs Thursday in hopes of earning the honor of representing the United States as one of the 12 members of the 2013 U16 National Team.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Basketball released the final list of 135 invited and self-invited players who will compete in the U16 National Team Trials at the U.S. Olympic Training Center here May 23-27. The particpants include 32 top players invited by the USA Basketball Women’s Developmental National Team Committee and an additional 103 players who were accepted through an open application process.
It was a graduation day to remember for Notre Dame star Skylar Diggins, who received a brand new Mercedes from hip hop mogul and Roc Nation Sports Agency owner Jay-Z.
Instagram photos show Diggins in her cap and gown outside of Notre Dame Stadium where she was presented with the surprise on Sunday. Diggins later tweeted, "I got 99 Problems but a Benz ain't one" in reference to HOV's famous hit song.
This spring and summer a handful of talented young ladies will begin to separate themselves from the pack as the best rising juniors in the country. With that in mind, we have released our list of more than 100 players (listed alphabetically) in the 2015 class who are must-see hoopers. Players on the 2015 Full Court Fresh 50 Watchlist will be evaluated during the AAU season and are being considered for the 2015 Full Court Fresh 50 player rankings, which will be released in September.
Despite being stood up by Liz Cambage for the second year in a row, the Tulsa Shock are optimistic about 2013. Thanks to adding significant talent through the draft and offseason trades, the Tulsa season is shaping up to be the team's best since it arrived in Oklahoma.
"We feel like we have more firepower, bigger guards, better shooting and we have a chance to be a better defensive team,” says coach Gary Kloppenburg. “We basically have a new team.”
Did Brittney Griner really "come out" last week or did she just quietly and politely remind all of us of the importance of living our lives authentically?
In last week’s widely publicized interview with SI.com, Griner, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft, said simply, “Being one that’s out, you know, it’s just ... being who you are. Again, be who you are. Don’t worry about what other people say because they are always going to say something. But if you're just true to yourself, let that shine through. Don’t hide who you really are.”
Tulsa head coach and general manager Gary Kloppenburg has confirmed that Liz Cambage will not return to the Shock for the 2013 season, opting instead to play in China.
"She's not coming back to Tulsa," said Kloppenburg who received word from Cambage's agent in the last 48 hours. "Obviously we're disapointed. We would like for her to give us a shot. We are building for the future and a lot of our offense would run through her."
NEW ORLEANS -- After dropping a team-high 15 points and pulling down seven rebounds in the WBCA All-American game, unsigned senior Jessica Jackson officially announced she has committed to Arkansas. The 6-2 forward, ranked No. 18 in the 2013 Full Court Fresh 50, chose the Razorbacks over Texas and Texas A&M.
Unsigned senior Ieshia Small officially announced her decision to attend Baylor University today live on ESPN3 during the McDonald's All-American Game. The 5-10 guard, who is ranked No. 12 in the 2013 Full Court Fresh 50, recently narrowed her list to Baylor and South Carolina after also considering Rutgers, N.C. State and Mississippi State.